Vulcan (XH558) News Release

Vulcan (XH558) News Release

Vulcan XH558 receives Permit to Fly & Display Authorisation
Today (3rd July 2008) the Vulcan (XH558) has received her permit to fly on the UK Civil Register by the Civil Aviation Authority. XH558 flew up to RAF Waddington on 3/7/08 in preparation for the airshow (5-6th July 2008) and has now received authorisation to take part in the flying display.

Taken from TVOC website:

Message from the Chief Executive, VTST, 3rd July 2008
Dear Supporter I am absolutely delighted to announce that Avro Vulcan B.Mk2 XH558 has today been granted her Permit to Fly on the UK Civil Register by the Civil Aviation Authority, and has subsequently landed safely at RAF Waddington to be present for this weekendís airshow. There are so many people and organizations to thank that I will have to make this the subject of a separate message. But principal amongst the contributors to this unique success whom I must thank here are:

∑ Our supporters in the public at large, including our Friends and the Members of the Vulcan to the Sky Club, who contributed much more than any other source towards returning their aircraft to flight, and who kept the faith through all of the ups and downs of the last few years.

∑ Marshall Aerospace, our Engineering Authority, without whose huge technical expertise, financial support and commitment we would not be seeing the Vulcan flying.

∑ The Heritage Lottery Fund, whose unprecedented award of a £2.7million grant arose from the belief that this unique piece of British heritage needed to be seen in the air to be fully appreciated.

∑ The Civil Aviation Authority, whose timely advice and assistance throughout the project has been invaluable.

∑ Finally, my own Vulcan to the Sky Team, whose energy, enthusiasm, experience, determination and total loyalty made the dream come true.

Iím not going to make my usual plea for donations now, because I would like you all to bask in the glory of what you have made possible.

Once again, many, many thanks.

Robert Pleming

PS Ė and if you would like to make a donation to ensure we can keep going, that would be splendid!

Click for full size version - photo credit - Howard Heeley
Click for full size version - photo credit - John Bilcliffe
Photo(left) Vulcan at Waddington 2008 Press Day after receiving Display Authorisation (photo credit - Howard Heeley).
Photo(right) Vulcan at Waddington 2008 Press Day after receiving Display Authorisation (photo credit - John Bilcliffe).
Click photo for full size version.

More information on the TVOC website.





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